Alumni & Giving

Securing the Future: The Endowment for Excellence

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A message from Scott Atlas, President-elect of the Alumni Association:

Those of us who have graduated from Texas Law know that we were recipients of the best deal in the history of American legal education. The schooling and opportunities we received were as good as any in the country, but we usually paid less -- much, much less -- than our friends who went to peer schools. We can't pay it back, but we can "pay it forward" by creating an endowment that will keep this great tradition alive for the next generation of Texas students.

We therefore have launched the Endowment for Excellence, a drive to raise scholarship funds that will keep the Law School affordable and allow us to keep attracting the best students to Texas. Since last Fall, our alumni and the Law School Foundation have committed more than $15 million to this program. While matching funds from the Foundation last, your contribution is doubled. For example, a permanent endowed scholarship requires $50,000; you can get there by contributing $5,000 per year for five years and triggering a match from the Foundation in the same amount.

This is the most important fundraising drive the Law School has undertaken in a generation. We need everyone on board! Please let me know if you can help. Or contact Jennifer Sloan, Director of Development, at jsloan@law.utexas.edu or 512-232-0729.

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Annual Giving

Texas Law is committed to attracting and retaining the best legal scholars and students from across the country. To preserve these high standards of excellence and continue to move toward the future, we need your help. Every gift that is made to the law school, whether for unrestricted use, student support, programmatic support or faculty and research support, will ensure that our high standards of excellence are preserved for years to come.

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Endowed Funds

Endowments provide the critical support for faculty, students and programs that distinguish a good law school from a great one. The generosity of our alumni and friends help The University of Texas School of Law recruit world-class faculty, provide scholarships to outstanding students and support the sixth largest academic law library in the country.

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100% Giving Challenge

The 100% Giving Challenge is an outstanding way for you and your firm to support the law school. To qualify for membership, 100% of the Texas Law Alumni at your firm contribute to the law school’s Annual Fund during the fiscal year, which starts Sept. 1 and runs until Aug. 31. Firms must have a total of 10 alumni or more to participate.

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